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[software]WordHide
"WordHide.Exe is a word game. It will take a list of up to 20 words (each up to 20 characters in length) that you provide and hide them in an unpredictable square of random letters. You determine the list of words. You determine how large or small the square will be. If you want, the program will save a list of words for you so you can use them at any time to create a word-square puzzle. The program will save as many lists as you want to create...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 9
[software]Crossword Creator - PC Help-Line
A PUZZLE EDITOR DESIGNED FOR CLASSROOM USE - Crossword Creator has been tailored to the unique needs of educators and instructional materials professionals especially your *need for speed* -- CWC can generate and print a puzzle from a list of words in seconds. Rqs. 384K; mouse optional.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 19
[software]Poker Solitaire - Gellman Software
     POKER SOLITAIRE is a solitaire version of five-card draw poker.  Theobject of the game is to place 25 cards in a 5 by 5 grid in order to makepoker hands horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.  Each hand is awardeda point value, and the total score is based on the sum of the value of all12 hands.  The goal is to make the highest possible score.  The game issimple but challenging!     POKER SOLITAIRE was selected by the Public (Software) Library as oneof the best new shareware ga...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 33
[software]Cunning Football - Cass Cunningham
Cunning Football (CFB) is a dynamic, interactive, menu driven football game. It tests both skill and strategy, requiring a user to guide players as well as call plays. This program requires an IBM compatible computer and although, CFB was primarily designed for use on systems with EGA graphics adapters, the program will run correctly with a Hercules, CGA, EGA or VGA adapter. Cunning Football runs best on systems with 320K or more available RAM, but it may work with less...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Sports games
Downloads: 48
[software]Gamescape Lite - Drew Software
"GAMESCAPE is the fantastic program that allows you to design and distribute your own adventure games. GAMESCAPE is a powerful ""adventure engine"" that allows you to describe locations and rooms, objects, recognizable words, messages, and occurrences that happen within the game. You can also include sound, music, and any of the standard IBM special graphics characters (terrific for mapping). Registered users of GAMESCAPE GRAPHIC can create high-resolution color graphics to go with their games (...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 24
[software]Multi-Game Demo (Gunship, F-15 Strike Eagle, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Silent Service) - MicroProse
"Climb into the cockpit of America’s most advanced helicopter: the AH-64 Apache GUNSHIP. Race low and deadly over the treetops at 200 m.p.h.. Then lock onto your target with Hellfire missiles and 30mm cannon as you deliver a powerful punch against the enemy! They’ll retaliate with massive armored force but it’s up to you and GUNSHIP to extinguish their threats and survive! GUNSHIP is another in the excellent line of real-life simulations from Mi...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 47
[software]Maximus
Welcome to Maximus, a combination wargame, trading game and role playing game! I hope you find many interesting adventures ahead.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 30
[software]Dr. Sleeptite And The Nightmare Factory - KEF Technologies
"Have you ever felt the rush of 50,000 volts as an electric shock jolts through your body? Have you ever been tormented by angry pillows in the middle of the night? Have you ever fallen off a six story platform and lived to tell about it? Not many people have, but you will... So put on your jogging shoes and say goodbye to your next of kin, because you have an appointment with the doctor! Welcome to Dr...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 35
[software]Pegout
"The object of Pegout is to remove all but one peg. The remaining peg must end up in the center hole, or another hole predetermined by you. Pegs are removed by jumping over them with another peg. "
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 14
[software]Video Poker Pro - R&W Microcomputing
"Video Poker Pro emulates the newer video poker machines in Las Vegas. It contains features such as DEAL(hitting Return or Enter key when betting), DISCARD(F1-F5), STAND/DRAW(F10) and CANCEL(F9). Should you wish to place the same bet(from 1 to 10) just press the Return or Enter key when bet is asked for. A standard 52 card deck is used, and is shuffled after each hand(as in the casino). The display in the upper right hand corner shows the pay-off table...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 13
[software]Star Trek - The Last Generation - Xordanbhorgh
"Space - The Final Frontier This is the last voyage of the starship USS Enterprise. Its more-than-twenty-year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life, new civilizations; to boldy go WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE! Congratulations on your graduation from the United Federation of Planets Star Captain Training Academy. You have now been entrusted with the prototype of our newest star cruiser, NCC-1701-ZZ, USS Enterprise...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 63
[software]NYET

Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 21
[software]Tommy's Pinochle - Tommy's Toys
Play the card game loved by the Huxtables double deck rubbing of the head and all! 2-player you against the PC. Demo mode. Works with any IBM PC or clone any monitor no mouse or joystick needed. Programmed by aliens from outer space!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 15
[software]Classroom Jeopardy - DEC Computing
Classroom Jeopardy is a game for an entire group of students that is patterned after the TV game of similar name. There are 6 categories each with 5 levels of answers with increasing values.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 32
[software]Snarf
"The general idea of the game is this: you have to run around through various mazes picking up treasure (rings and crowns) while avoiding the Snarfs. You can should the Snarfs, but you only get points for the treasure, not for the Snarfs. Each time you're touched by a Snarf, you're ""tagged"". You start with a ""tag count"" of 50. Each time you're tagged, the count is decremented. If you get tagged when the count is 0, the game is over...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 17
[software]Bye Bye Boris
"You are Boris Smirnoff and your only goal in life is to take a one way vacation to America. Unfortunately, you have been invited to a party, the Government's Party. You'll need to buy, borrow & barter in order to get the necessary items and board your flight to the U.S.A. before the KGB discovers you. Somehow you must obtain the following: A U.S. passport, a new suitcase, a pair of designer jeans and a baseball cap (a disguise?!) as well as 300 rubles for an airline ticket to Miami, the land of...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 35
[software]MAZE 3.0 - Wolfgang Stiller
"Are you ready to explore the unknown? You are about to be trapped in the center of a randomly generated MAZE of size which you have specified. You will be shown a realistic 3D view of the room you are standing in exactly as you would see it, if you were really in the MAZE. Each MAZE will be different; a random process is used to generate an interesting and different MAZE each time. Although you can print or display a map of the MAZE, the real challenge comes from exploring the MAZE from the ins...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 38
[software]ROTO
"ROTO is a sliding block puzzle - the objective is to order numbers as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 You can move numbers only entire row (or column) at a time. To do that hold Shift key and one of the arrow keys (Num keypad only). The row (column) indicated by the square window will rotate in the specified direction. You can also move the square window around using plain cursor keys. The 3x3 puzzle is fairly easy to solve, most people figured it out within 15 to 30 minutes, although I've seen some struggl...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 13
[software]Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? Demo - Broderbund Software
"Help! The notorious Carmen Sandiego is on the loose. She and her gang are swiping precious landmarks and treasures all over the map. They're filching everything from the Mona Lisa's smile to the Statue of Liberty's torch. Squads of ace detectives are already in hot pursuit: intrepid investigators like those pictured here. But Carmen's not easy to nab. She's a very furtive fugitive. So there's plenty of challenging excitement waiting for you...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Educational games
Downloads: 110
[software]Pente - Michael A. Leach
Windows board game of Pente
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 26
[software]Trivia Whiz - Micro F/X Software
Trivia Whiz is made up of five volumes, and each volume has one hundred different questions. The questions come from many different categories, such as History, Sports, Entertainment, and Music. You have fifteen seconds to answer each question and the longer it takes you the lower your score is for that question. You are only allowed to get a wrong answer three times, so you better get them right! This game was originally released as shareware, however, in 2005 it was made freeware.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 53
[software]ZS
This is a ZSoft (PC Paintbrush) [.pcx files] file viewer for EGA.
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 22
[software]Tommy's Wheel of Confusion - Tommy's Toys
Just like the TV game show with a twist! Solve cryptograms! For 2-6 players. Works with any IBM PC or clone any monitor no mouse or joystick needed. Programmed by aliens from outer space!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 16
[software]AD&D Ability Scores Generator
"Ability scores are generated according to Method V. in the 'Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana' book by Gary Gygax on page 74. These ability scores are for human player characters and should be subject to approval by your Dungeon Master."
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 39
[software]Gotcha
The object of the program is to see how many times you can open doors without getting caught by the Gotcha. The Gotcha is randomly hidden behind one of the doors each time you press a key. He may or may not be behind the same door two times in a row. You'll get one or the other. (grin)
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 26
[software]SOT Crib

Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 16
[software]The Strength of Nations
It's January 1, 2019 D.C. In the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, humanity rises again from the ashes. New Nations are born and struggle for domination. Who else but you has the ability to settle once and for all the destiny of the world? Scattered upon a surface of more than 6,000 million square miles (about twice the size the continental U.S.), people strive to build their economies, and you are the leader of one of these Nations.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 44
[software]Hangman Series
Hangman: Single, Childrens and party vers. Use your own or supplied word lists! Lists can now be loaded from inside the program. Educational and still fun!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 50
[software]SuJu (DOS Game) - United Innovations Plus
The game of SuJu was derived from the word game of Jumbles. In the game of SuJu, you are shown four scrambled words. Two of the words contain five letters each, the other two contain six letters each. These words must be unscrambled to form four common words you'd find in the dictionary. Each of these words contains one or more mystery letters. As each of the words are solved, the mystery letters will appear...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 33
[software]Ega Gammon

Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 17
[software]Strategic Defense Initiative
"SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) is a very controversial and difficult subject to discuss. Especially since everyone, including myself, likes to believe that the Soviet Union is truly changing. However, the changes are taking place slowly, and there is still a lack of trust on both sides. Too many people still remember the cold war. So there is, unfortunately, still tension between the US and the USSR...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 40
[software]P-ROBOTS - David Malmberg
P-ROBOTS ("pee-robots") is a game based on computer programming in PASCAL. The objective of the game is to design and program a "robot" that can triumph over similar robots designed and programmed by others in a real-time battle of wits and flying missiles. You control your robot by writing a procedure in PASCAL to specify your robot's behavior and strategy in its efforts to vanquish up to three other robots in a battle to the death...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Educational games
Downloads: 41
[software]Accordion Solitaire
Accordion Solitaire uses a standard deck of fifty-two cards. The cards are shuffled and dealt from the deck, one at a time, face up, and placed on the game table. If the card just dealt off the deck is the same suit or same rank as the first card to its left or the third card to its left, it is placed face up on that pack. The cards are dealt and played in this fashion until all fifty-two cards have been placed on the game table.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 32
[software]ZigSaw
"ZigSaw was developed on a Zenith Z-100 computer with UCI's Easy-PC board enhancement kit. ZigSaw's design has many possibilities for Educational development, Entertaining puzzle games, and Electronic circuit designing. ZigSaw is provided for demonstration to allow the user group members a hands on challenge of a computerized jigsaw puzzle. Enjoy your chance at solving the Pirate puzzle and all comments pro or con will be accepted...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 23
[software]Zappo
ZAPPO is really a first class Wheel of Fortune Game. The game rules are just like the TV program sans Vana White. The Intro screens pretty well describe everything.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 31
[software]War of the Mages
War of the Mages is a configurable multi-player adventure game. The basic objective is to gain control over half of the cities in the game, at which point you will be declared the winner. Your most powerful tool in your quest for control is the Mage. Mages are magic-using creatures from another plane of existence. As such, they are immortal. Each player group is controlled by a Mage, and all relevant information about the status of each Mage is displayed along with the information for that group...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 31
[software]Oil Tycoon
"The object of this game is to make as much money as possible. Your uncle has entrusted you to take over his successful oil well in Texas. Your objective is to use your keen business skills in the importing and exporting of oil products. Your uncle has given you $1,000,000, a refinery, and one oil well to start your venture with. In addition to the items given to you by your uncle, he has requested that your only run the business for the next ten years (120 months)...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 155
[software]BlackJack - Innovative Data Systems
This implements a simple version of Blackjack. It is a two player version - you and the dealer. Special hands are not dealt with. The bet amount is doubled for natural hands.
Keywords: Windows games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 22
[software]Moraff's Revenge - MoraffWare
"Moraff's Revenge is a 3D, first-person perspective RPG. The objective of the game is to create a character to explore a series of dungeons in order to destroy monsters, gain experience, find treasures, and reach the Fountain of Youth (which is on level 70)."
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 120
[software]Air Traffic Controller - MicroComputing Concepts
Air Traffic Control is a game based upon Chicago's Midway Airport. While based upon reality this does not profess to be a true simulation. The screen is divided into several specific areas. The large blue circle is a computer enhanced radar screen. The screen has a diameter of 120 miles. In the center is a runway alignment shaped like an x. This is not to scale and is used to position aircraft on approach...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 298
[software]Sierra AGI Demo Pack 5 - Sierra On-Line
Includes demos for: Space Quest, Donald Duck's Playground, King's Quest III, and Leisure Suit Larry.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 35
[software]Artillery Combat
Two players, each with an artillery position, fire shells at each other. Each position starts out with 100 men, but every time you fire your gun 10 of your men desert because they can't stand the noise. The same thing happens to your enemy when his gun is fired. There are two implication of this: First, you only have 10 shots before your position is deserted; second, the more shots you take to destroy your enemy's position, the less credit you get, because there's less men to kill (due to the de...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 45
[software]The Las Vegas EGA Casino - Ted Gruber Software
The Las Vegas EGA Casino is a collection of three favorite Las Vegas casino games. Las Vegas Casino Blackjack is a simulation of the table game, as played on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas Video Poker is a recreation of the popular video poker machines played in casinos, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, convenience stores, airports, and other notorious Nevada hangouts. Las Vegas Dollar Slots (MicroBucks) is a colorful visual fantasy.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 27
[software]Galactix - Richard L. Wright
You're in charge of the U.S.S. Galactix and you have been forced to make an emergency landing on a planet in order to make repairs. Your craft's computer reports that this is a hostile planet but you have no choice but to press on with the repairs. There are various objects on the planet. Some of them are useless. Some will help you carry on with your search. Your ultimate goal is to find (and carry to the spaceship) the 5 items that are required for the repair...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 49
[software]Blackjack! - Glencoe Computing
If you are looking for the finest way to learn Blackjack look no more... you have found it! BlackJack! is an accurate simulation of the game Blackjack (21) as played in American and foreign casinos. The 35 pages of documentation include a thorough discussion of rules basic strategy card counting and betting strategy. Splitting doubling-down insurance and surrender are all supported depending on house rules...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 66
[software]Frigate - Matt Kaufman
"Frigate is a strategic game which pits you and your ship against a Soviet fleet of vessels. The object of the game is to destroy as many of the Russian ships as possible while avoiding destruction. Points are awarded for destroying you enemy while avoiding their missiles. Your ship, a nuclear powered guided missile frigate, has many advantages over its Russian counterparts, but you are outnumbered by a large margin...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 58
[software]Omega
"Omega is a game written by Laurence Brothers in the late 1980s for Unix workstations. It derives principally from the tradition of earlier games such as Rogue and Hack, where the player explores a labyrinth of dungeons and monsters through the medium of an ASCII map display. Omega is interesting as it was one of the first such games to show the influence of more story and quest led games, particularly the Ultima series that were released commercially by Origin Systems for various micros during ...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 49
[software]Checkers
Play checkers against the computer or a friend.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 30
[software]Maniac Mansion Demo - Lucasfilm Games
It has been twenty years since a mysterious purple meteor came hurtling out of the sky and made a large crater in the front lawn of a large Victorian mansion belonging to the Edison family. Dr. Fred, his wife Nurse Edna, and their son Weird Ed were reclusive people who left the house very rarely, but the meteor's arrival brought about a strange change in Dr. Fred. Now, a local cheerleader has vanished without a trace...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 165
[software]Galaxy Conquest
Galaxy Conquest is a CGA strategy game. Two players play simultaneously on a game grid and fight out random or predefined scenarios with their space fleets. Many game play options available, and multiple scenarios.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 44
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